Saffron - the precious spice

Why saffron costs so much?

Saffron crocus bloom only once a year in autumn, and only for two weeks. The harvest of the crocus flowers and the sweet-tart out to solve the scented stigmas (saffron) is exclusively in manual labor. To gain a kilogram of saffron, to have to 150,000 flowers are harvested to extract and 80 grams of the stigmas from the crocus flower pickers need a whole day. After triggering the saffron threads are then carefully dried, while they lose weight. Freshly extracted stigmas are odorless, after drying the spice the flavor develops safranal. These are the main reasons why saffron costs so much.

Plant Saffron crocus is one way to be extracted from the purple flowers appearing in the fall of the stamp. This species is a triploid ...

Cultivation Country of origin of saffron is probably Crete, already in the Minoan period, around two thousand BC cultivated saffron on the ...

Effect Saffron does for thousands of years as a remedy in 1600 BC, saffron is the medical Papyrus Ebers as a means of eye diseases, gout ...

History Is from Greek mythology that Zeus slept on a bed of saffron and already the Phoenicians used saffron ...

Quality Saffron consists of the dry limbs of the flower scars of Crocus sativus L. from the family Iridaceae. The stigmas are ...

Use The saffron taste incomparably bitter-tart-spicy, which at normal doses is not different than the typical fragrance ...

Counterfeiting Saffron is by far the most expensive spice, making it particularly rewarding for corruption, but who is familiar with the look and smell ...


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